Our products are our passion, but it’s hard not to pick favorites. Join our staff as they select some of their favorite Barn Light Electric goods for this special series of curated collections.
Barn Light Electric’s Art Director, Lauren Mitchell, loves vintage Americana style. In her collection of rustic kitchen accessories, she notes, “I love the combination of worn and weathered enamel with ultra-modern bare socket pendants.”
While we knew that RLM warehouse shades were all the rage in the United States during the 1930s and 40s in factories and warehouses, apparently they were quite popular Down Under too. Our friends at the Red Brick Barn, a rustic, two-story retreat in central Victoria, found some vintage warehouse shades at a local flea market and repurposed them for use in the communal dining room. The shades were green enamel when found at the flea market but were spray painted an off-white color leaving a hint of green showing at the rim as an accent.Read More
Katie, of Irvine, California, celebrated the beginning of the new year by kickstarting her home redecorating plan. Katie moved into her 1970s-era home last fall and wants to update and renovate over the next couple of years. She started in the dining area where she took down the standard five-light chandelier and replaced it with the 17″ Ivanhoe™ Bomber Porcelain Pendant Light in a lovely Jadite finish.Read More
Family heirlooms can take many forms. Grandma’s favorite brooch is nice; Uncle Eddie’s collection of 1940s Popular Mechanic, not so much. Today’s Featured Customers, Diane and Jim of Washington, Vermont, hit the jackpot when it comes to family heirlooms. They recently took ownership of the family farmhouse which was built in 1850. Like most old homes, this treasure needed some updating.
“We just completed the kitchen renovation,” Diane says. “The old kitchen dated back to the 1940s or 50s.” Diane and Jim chose American-made Porcelain Barn Lighting to complete the look of their new kitchen. They chose a classic light in the Ivanhoe™ Sinclair Graniteware Porcelain Pendant. Two 10″ pendants, in Cobalt Blue with White and customized with a polished nickel socket and knob switch, were hung over the sink area with black cotton twist cords. Then a 12″ pendant in the same finish color and options was placed over the island.Read More
Decisions, decisions. When you build a new home, the questions come at you in a barrage that would make General Patton cringe. You discover that the devil is truly in the details, and you’re faced not only with figuring out what you like and what looks great but what is functional, environmentally sound, and budget friendly too.
When today’s Featured Customer, Colleen, began the process of building a new log home, crafted by Gastineau Log Homes, she didn’t want the traditional lodge look complete with moose and bears.Read More